Looking for a powerful laptop for creative projects by day and gaming by night? This Razer Blade 17 may tick all the boxes - and it's more than a grand cheaper right now at Amazon.
When digging student laptop deals, we usually err on the side of machines that'll help you get work done, but that's not to say the best student laptops can't have a bit of grunt for playing games when the working day is done, too. Powerful laptops can also be useful to students, especially if you need to tackle resource intensive tasks like coding and photo/video editing.
With that in mind, we've unearthed this stunning Razer Blade 17 deal at Amazon, as part of the retailer's slate of gaming deals.
The retailer is offering a 38% discount, bringing the powerful Razer Blade 17 laptop down to just $1999.99 - that's a massive $1200 off its MSRP of $3199.99.
Key features: 17-inch display, 3070 Ti GPU, vapor chamber cooling.
Product launched: January 2022
Price history: While the Razer Blade 17 has been discounted before, this is the first time it's dropped under $2400 for this configuration - making this a huge deal (even if Best Buy has matched it).
Reviews consensus: The Razer Blade 17 is a powerful laptop with one real drawback - its battery life. If you want to use it as a desktop, however, there's a lot to like - it has a sleek design, a great keyboard, and it's whisper-quiet, too, even when working through huge tasks or the latest games. It doesn't hurt that the OLED screen is stunning, too.
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Buy it if: You want a laptop that offers a gorgeous design, near-silent fans, and above all else, incredible performance. This configuration will tackle the majority of AAA games.
Don't buy it if: You want a battery that will last you all day - the power on offer here requires a fair amount of juice, so you'll want to be near a wall outlet if you're working on creative projects.
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.